Bail Denied for Suspect Held in White Oak Death

Suspect stabbed wife: police

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    A Maryland man called police saying his wife was dead, with a plastic bag over her head. Police say he stabbed her to death. (Published Monday, Jan 30, 2012)

    A man accused of fatally stabbing his wife was ordered held without bail on Monday.

    Detectives said Henry Gordon Hutchins, 68, was responsible for the killing of Carole Frances Carter, age 62, on Saturday afternoon.

    Authorities said Hutchins called 911 on Saturday afternoon, saying his wife was dead.  When officers arrived at the couple's home in the White Oak section of Silver Spring at 2:49 p.m., they said Hutchins led them to the bedroom where her body was located.

    The reporting officers said the woman was laying on the bed, with a ripped plastic bag over her head.  Blood was on the pillow, and a large knife was laying on the floor, according to police.

    Detectives said that Hutchins told them he had come home to find his wife laying in bed with a bag over her head.  Police said in his account, Hutchins removed the bag, realized his wife was still breathing, and then used a knife to stab her in the chest.

    In court on Monday, authorities said that Hutchins had waited for three hours after her death before contacting police.  Police also allege that shortly before making the 911 call, Hutchins first called his daughter and notified her of the death.

    Hutchins was taken into custody on Sunday, charged with first-degree murder.  Montgomery County homicide detectives continue to investigate.